34 days in Thailand, Tokyo & Vang Vieng Itinerary

34 days in Thailand, Tokyo & Vang Vieng Itinerary

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34 days in Thailand, Tokyo & Vang Vieng Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  12​h
3
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Railay Beach, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ao Phang Nga National Park, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles, United States


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1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yoyogi Park, Shinjuku Chuo Park, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Arashio Beya, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Omoide Yokocho, then get in on the excitement at Shinjuku Chuo Park, and finally stroll around Yoyogi Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Yoyogi Park ©
Yoyogi Park
Omoide Yokocho ©
Omoide Yokocho
Arashio Beya ©
Arashio Beya

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Mahathat and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Ruins, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at James Fashion International, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel route builder site .

Getting from Tokyo to Bangkok by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Bangkok is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in June; daily highs in Bangkok reach 93°F and lows reach 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

5
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ao Tanot Bay and Rocky Bay. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Sai Daeng Beach. Make the 13th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and view the masterpieces at The Gallery.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toRailay Beach.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Railay Beach, Thailand

Railay Beach ©
A quiet and picturesque peninsula, Railay Beach sits between Krabi and Ao Nang.
Get in touch with nature at Railay Beach and Koh Lao Lading. Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Ko Hong in Ao Luek (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Railay View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church, have some family-friendly fun at Krabi Fun Park, and kick back and relax at Khlong Muang Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Railay Beach travel route planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Railay Beach by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Railay Beach, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Things to do in Railay Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Krabi Town, Ko Hong
Highlights from your plan
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Khlong Muang Beach ©
Khlong Muang Beach

5
nights
Ao Phang Nga National Park, Thailand

Ao Phang Nga National Park ©
A rugged and varied coastal environment characterizes Ao Phang Nga National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Phang Nga Bay and Ko Pa Nak Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ao Phang-nga National Park and Koh Panak Cave. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ice Cream Cave and step off the mainland to explore Ko Yao Yai.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ao Phang Nga National Park tour builder tool .

You can drive from Railay Beach to Ao Phang Nga National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ao Phang Nga National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ao Phang-nga National Park ©
Ao Phang-nga National Park
James Bond Island ©
James Bond Island
Ice Cream Cave ©
Ice Cream Cave

5
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thai Elephant Home. Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suan Dok, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip planning website .

You can fly from Ao Phang Nga National Park to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Pha Ngern View Point and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at ShootUpVV Paintball, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kang, and explore the striking landscape at Tham Chang Cave.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vang Vieng online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Vang Vieng takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)
Tham Chang Cave ©
Tham Chang Cave

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Chao Phraya River and then hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari World.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vang Vieng to Bangkok takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Safari World ©
Safari World
Madame Tussauds Bangkok ©
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
Chao Phraya River ©
Chao Phraya River

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